Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jesus and Sinners

Mark 2:13-17 Parallel Texts: Matthew 9:9; Luke 5:27-28 Still in Galilee, Jesus calls another disciple, and this time He has a questionable choice: Levi (Matthew) the tax collector. Tax collectors are none too popular in our day, but back then … Continue reading

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Jesus Meets His Critics

Mark 2:1-12 Parallel Texts: Matthew 9:2-8; Luke 5:17-26 In this passage, Jesus has returned to Capernaum from His Kingdom Tour, and the people are excited to have Him back in town. During this period, Capernaum is His ‘home base’. As the crowd … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is at Hand

Mark 1:29-45 Healing People Mark 1:29-34 Parallel Texts: Matt. 8:14-17; Luke 4:38-41 Galilee Touring Mark 1:35-39 Parallel Texts: Matt. 4:23-25; Luke 4:42-44 Growing Crowds Mark 1:40-45 Parallel Texts: Matt. 8:2-4; Luke 5:12-16   If Jesus were to make a tour … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Synagogue

Mark 1:21-28 Parallel Text: Luke 4:31-37 Jesus went to the synagogue at Capernaum and taught there. Mark doesn’t tell us what He taught, just that He did teach; the exact content isn’t the issue in this text, the reaction of the … Continue reading

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Mark Wastes No Time

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness Mark 1:12-13 Parallel Texts: Matthew 4: 1-11; Luke 4:1-13 Jesus Returns to Galilee Mark 1:14 Parallel Texts: Matthew 4:12; Luke 3:19-20; John 4:1-4 Jesus Teaches in Galilee Mark 1:15 Parallel Texts: Matthew 4:17; Luke 4:14-15 … Continue reading

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Jesus Appears on the Scene

Mark 1:9-11 Parallel texts: Matthew 3:13-17;  Like 3:21-22 Mark continues the action, after having described briefly the ministry of John the Baptist, here comes Jesus down from Nazareth to be baptized by John. Since John was operating near Jerusalem, Jesus … Continue reading

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Here or at Don’s place

Originally posted on Just me being curious:
Blogging brought me a bunch of wonderful people. Blogging also extended my comfort zones hugely! Blogging has changed me. Because God makes no distinction, that I can see, where we gather in His name.…

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